Wikipedia, the world’s largest encyclopedia site, today broke a new milestone — with more than 6 million articles,media reported. This is the number of articles in the English version of Wikipedia, followed by the German version (approximately 2.3 million at the end of 2015) and the French version (approximately 2.1 million by the end of 2015).
The 6 millionth article, about A 19th-century Canadian teacher, travel writer and novelist Maria Elise Turner Lauder, was written by Rosie Stephenson-Goodknight, a longtime Wiki editor.
The English-language Wikipedia is also the most visited page, with an average of 255 million views per day, ranking eighth among the world’s websites.
Wikipedia is an online encyclopedia project. It is characterized by free content and free editing. It is the world’s largest and most popular reference tool book on the global network, ranked among the world’s top 10 most popular websites.
Wikipedia is run by the non-profit Wikimedia Foundation. Wikipedia is a mix of words, taken from the site’s core technology “wiki” and the English encyclopedia meaning “encyclopedia”.
In collaboration with Jimmy Wales and Larry Sanger, the website service was launched on the Internet on 13 January 2001. On January 15th, the web encyclopedia program officially began, and Sanger coined the new word “Wikipedia.”